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May 17, 2005 > Wes Gordon Fossil Hall sneak preview

Wes Gordon Fossil Hall sneak preview

by Joyce Blueford

Volunteers of the Math Science Nucleus have been working on the Wes Gordon Fossil Hall for the last six months. There will be a sneak preview of the hall for community members on May 21, at the Math Science Nucleus in Fremont. This event will provide an exciting experience for families to view the fossil remains of Pleistocene mammals that roamed the Fremont area.

Phil Gordon, one of the original Boy Paleontologists will be providing an overview of the fossil collection. He will give two short talks (scheduled at 1:45 and 2:45 pm )on the collection and his recollections of being a boy paleontologist. There will also be a reading of Cassy Fries, "Working on the Food Chain" (1:15, 2:30, 3:30). This poem will help children understand how the environment played a major part in the extinction of these Ice age creatures. This will be followed by a docent lead tour of the facility.

People are free to walk through the collection and view the specimens. For $1.00 they can pick up a guided booklet to help make the collection alive. The gift store will be open. The preview is free to the public, but a suggested donation of $1.00 would be welcomed to help keep the museum staffed. You can also pick up a schedule of classes.

Wes Gordon Fossil Hall Sneak Preview
Saturday, May 21
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Math Science Nucleus
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont

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